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  1. #21
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    Mar 2013
    Bemm River
    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Albey Mangel's offsiders!
    Yep he was good at finding the eye candy

    Met him many years ago when he was taking his films and showing them in bush town halls (went to one of his screenings) buggered if I can remember where though

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  2. #22
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    May 2014
    East fremantle
    He was a legend when I was a kid in the 70s and 80s (albeit I grew up in the country and was for a long time limited to only watching ABC tv so not a lot of choice!).

    I work for Chevron and had a couple of years on Barrow Island which was Harry’s main focus in life.

    Amazingly Harry was still advising Chevron and taking employees on Barrow out on tours and educating us all about how special the place is until just before his death a few years back.

    Legend bloke and his legacy lives on at Barrow.

  3. #23
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    Sep 2012
    burrill lake NSW
    Quote Originally Posted by Redtail View Post
    As for HB's Landy, what's with the "roof" rack? Quite an odd configuration that one. Anyone know why it was so?
    Probably so he could get to it while standing on the floor of the cab, maybe as a filming platform?

  4. #24
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    Jun 2018
    I reckon its a giant sunvisor

  5. #25
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    Sep 2010
    Meadow Springs WA
    Quote Originally Posted by nickm View Post
    Probably so he could get to it while standing on the floor of the cab, maybe as a filming platform?
    Correct, it was a multi use platform, from holding his dingy, sunshade, cargo and filming, one stop platform of its day.
    Harry or as we called him Uncle H was a long time family friend of my fathers, he was at teachers collage with both Harry and Rolf, my dad was real upset when he was told Uncle H had passed away.

  6. #26
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    Jul 2019

    Thumbs up one of the best

    watched him ,from NZ, just the opposite to that loudmouth, er um, ferget the name

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    Jul 2006
    Tuross Head, South Coast, NSW
    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    What is original? When it left the factory? When you remember what it was like on TV? (or when your father had it etc.)
    I believe that some museums adopt the policy of preserving the item in the condition in which they receive it.

    Hence Francis Birtles' Bean looks like this in the National Museum.

    And the "Spirit of St Louis" looks like this.

    Most people will remember that the cowling was silver. However in 1928, varnish was applied in an attempt to preserve the flags painted on the side. Over time the varnish has yellowed.

    I read in one source that the decision of the Smithsonian was to preserve the plane as it was when it was put on display. However, I have also read that the varnish will be removed next time the plane is conserved.

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  8. #28
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    Jan 1970
    There is a theory that the history of the vehicle should be shown in the way it is preserved.
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  9. #29
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    Jun 2008
    Ormeau, Gold Coast,Queensland
    I saw Harry Butler with his film crew on location Lake Argyle , I think it was 1976.

    There were a number of Land Rovers there.

    I hope he kept his LR in better condition than his campsite.

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